Tuesday, October 13, 2020

THINK QUICK with Sandra Sutter

Hi Sandra! Congrats on the release of STAN'S FRIGHTFUL HALLOWEEN! We are thrilled to celebrate with you today! I love the themes of persistence and friendship in this book.  And of course it's the perfect read for Halloween! All of the THINK QUICK themes below appear in your book.  Let’s see which way you lean.  Remember, THINK QUICK!

On Halloween: 

Best holiday or worst holiday? 

One of the best (but admittedly, it isn't my favorite). 

On Werewolves: 

Fascinating or Scary? 

Scary. Except for Stan, of course! Who can resist that adorable face? 

On Halloween parties:

Essential or superfluous? 

Essential. I loved Halloween parties at school and think every child who enjoys such frightful fun should experience one! 

On Surprise Parties:

Delightful or dreadful? 

Delightful. I am a good secret-keeper! 

On trick or treating:

Tricks or Treats? 

Treats, although a well-played, a non-harmful trick is always appreciated.

On falling:

Happens all the time or rarely happens? 

All - the - time. I've fallen off of a sidewalk. Twice. 

On persistence:

All the time or some of the time? 

All the time, especially in the publishing world. 

On friendship:

Many friends or a few good friends? 

A few good friends, but I love to meet new ones. 

On puns:

Frightfully funny or just plain frightful? 

Frightfully funny! Can you tell I'm not one for scary movies?

On books:


This is such a tough choice. But if I have to choose one, it's going to be STAN'S FRIGHTFUL HALLOWEEN! 

Thank you, Sandra! 

Sandra is the author of THE REAL FARMER IN THE DELL (Spork, 2019), a modern, gender-bending take on the popular children's song, and STAN’S FRIGHTFUL HALLOWEEN (Spork, 2020), a spookily fun story of a clumsy, but determined young werewolf. She is a member of SCBWI, 12x12, and is an assistant with the Children’s Book Academy. When not writing, Sandra is a mountain-biking mom and jewelry-making hobbyist with a knack for finding life's silver linings. 


  1. I enjoy a good Halloween party too! Hooray for frightfully fun STAN!

  2. Frightfully funny puns is why we're friends ;) Awesome interview, Sandra! And yay for Stan!

    1. Thanks, Candice! We can't get enough of fun and playful books!

  3. Fun interview! Thanks for sharing and playing along!

    1. Thanks, Angie. I had so much fun answering the questions!

  4. What a fun book! I love Halloween. Can't wait to read your story.

    1. Thanks, Eileen! Stan is a great werewolf for any time, but especially Halloween :-)

  5. Terrific interview! Halloween fun is on my list of things to do :)

    1. We all need a little Halloween fun! Thanks, Charlotte!